Table saw blades

doncoMarch 21, 2012

I've been away from woodworking too long. Can someone please tell me how many teeth should be on a 10" blade, maybe an 8", too?



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It depends on what you're going to do with the blade. A dedicated rip blade may have as few as 24 teeth while a fine cross cut blade may have 80 teeth. Combination blades fall in the middle with 40-50 teeth.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 6:12AM
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And use carbide tipped blades.

While they cost a little more, they maintain an edge longer than the old steel blades.

Fine Woodworking & Wood magazine run blade tests periodically.

Freud, CMT, Amana, Oldham, Forrest, and many others all make decent blades.
A few are better (grind, plate tensioning, etc.).

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 9:47AM
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& my fingers don't work either. I would have sworn I asked about ripping blades! DUH!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 12:57PM
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